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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
Seeing footage of CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, his voice catching as he announces Preisdent John F. Kennedy's death, sends a chill through Diane Scharper, a poet and author who teaches writing at Towson University. "Even now, it brings tears to your eyes," said Scharper, who was a student at the College of Notre Dame when Kennedy was shot in November 1963. She and her advisor, Sister Kathleen Marie Engers, had been in a workroom just off a small theater on campus when they learned the news.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
Earlier today, Robert of Cross Keys, a longtime reader here at Wordville, made this request on Facebook: "I would love to know the secret of making edits quickly and decisively, so that I may share it with my bosses who live to re-edit. If my office were a newsroom, we would still be tweaking the story of the Hindenburg disaster, while the piece on Kennedy's assassination would remain in draft form. " Hoping the Fellowship of the Rim will forgive me for betraying the secrets of the craft: Editing is like sculpting Michelangelo's David : You take a chunk of marble and chisel away everything that isn't David.
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October 25, 2011
I am shocked by your editorial stating the death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi at the hands of the rebels who deposed him was the best possible outcome and that "had he been captured alive, the nation's fledgling leaders would have been forced to choose between trying him themselves or acquiescing to a war crimes trial in international court, either of which would have given a madman the attention he craved to the detriment of efforts at reconciliation...
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
First off: Welcome to the club, Maureen Dowd . Now, let's get down to it. HBO's “Game of Thrones” is back (!) for what should be the best season yet. (If the writers stay true to the books, that is. So far, so good.) Season 4 opened with the episode “Two Swords," which made a lot of right moves. The episode invoked Westerosi history; introduced a badass new character, the Red Viper; checked in on all four of the major characters (Daenerys, Tyrion, Jon and Arya)
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By Paul McCardell, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
If it had kept raining in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, would it have changed history? Several books and articles have pondered this question. President John F Kennedy greeted a crowd on a misty morning rain in Fort Worth at 8:45 a.m. central standard time. The weather in Dallas had been rainy, but the sun came out before the president's plane had landed. The plexiglass "bubble" top had been removed from the car. The Secret Service knew the president preferred not to use the bubble, unless it was inclement weather, according to media reports.
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By Clarence Page | October 22, 2001
WASHINGTON - All's fair in love and war, except when it isn't. Assassination is not fair under U.S. policy, unless we say it is. That's what the Bush administration seemed to be saying as it rebuked Israel Oct. 15 for assassinating a suspected Palestinian plotter of a Tel Aviv disco bombing. While the State Department renewed its opposition to "targeted killings," the Defense Department continued to target bombs at terrorist Osama bin Laden and Mullah Muhammed Omar, supreme leader of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban regime.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
In many a history of the Kennedy assassination during the past 50 years, mention has been made of the Boston Symphony Orchestra concert that was going on that awful Friday afternoon, and how the ensemble changed the program to play the Funeral March from Beethoven's "Eroica. " I have long wondered what that concert must have been like, how the audience responded when conductor Erich Leinsdorf broke the news, how the performance sounded. Audio from that event surfaced almost a year ago on -- where else?
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By Henry Flores | December 13, 1993
THE recent airing of taped telephone conversations between Lyndon B. Johnson and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover offered an intriguing look into the mind of the nation's new president during the days immediately following John F. Kennedy's assassination.The tapes also served to remind us of the numb shock we felt in the days and weeks after Nov. 22, 1963, as we realized who was replacing our beloved slain president.After all, Johnson represented not only the state where Kennedy was gunned down, but the resurgence of a South which had for decades fought to block progressive social legislation.
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Dan Rodricks | November 20, 2013
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy came up one day several years ago, in a jarring way, and at a moment when I least expected it. I was fishing with Bill Burton and Calvert Bregel, two of my older, wiser friends. We were knee-deep in the Gunpowder River, in northern Baltimore County. "You know what?" Calvert said, looking downstream and squinting, as if to dislodge a memory. "I haven't been here in a long time, but I think there used to be a nice covered bridge over this river.
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By Lauren McEwen | December 11, 2012
This week starts with Kyle, who is increasingly becoming my least favorite Housewife. Did Kyle's family get egged? As a result of her meddling, I hope. Mauricio pretends to believe it's some high school prank targeting Alexia. But aww, it's a new car reveal! They got Alexia a Lexus C250. A C class Lexus for a girl who can't begin to parallel park? A 16-year-old? My life sucks. At least she seems sweet and grateful. Kyle knows her friends are going to resent this bit of showiness, but it's the fruit of Mauricio's new real estate company.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Georges R. Garinther, a retired Army civilian engineer who studied ordnance noise and once examined the acoustics of the John F. Kennedy assassination, died March 9 of complications from heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at his daughter's Havre de Grace home. He was 79. An Army publication described Mr. Garinther as "an international authority on the effects of impulse noise on the hearing of soldiers and on the measurement and analysis of impulse and steady-state noise" when he retired in 1996 from the Aberdeen Proving Ground's Human Engineering Lab. "His job was to save the hearing of soldiers and allow them to communicate better," said a son, Geoff Garinther, a Lutherville resident.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2013
It's a fitful dream, one that has haunted Dick Nowak for 50 years. In it, Army's football team has the ball on Navy's 2-yard line. Trailing by six points, Nowak and the Cadets line up to run a final play as precious seconds tick away. And then? Time runs out - and Nowak wakes up. “The ending is always the same,” he said resignedly. “We never get the play off.” The dream is all too real. In 1963, that's how Army lost to Navy, 21-15, in a game deeply etched in the lore of their 144-year rivalry.
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November 24, 2013
The recent articles about America of Nov. 22, 1963 and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have been wonderful; it was such an important time in American history. However, one very universal memory has been left out from the baby boomers just getting out of school on the East Coast on that day. We typically found out about the shooting as we were leaving school, at the locker room or school bus, and we all remember going home to a mother in tears in front of an old black and white television.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
In many a history of the Kennedy assassination during the past 50 years, mention has been made of the Boston Symphony Orchestra concert that was going on that awful Friday afternoon, and how the ensemble changed the program to play the Funeral March from Beethoven's "Eroica. " I have long wondered what that concert must have been like, how the audience responded when conductor Erich Leinsdorf broke the news, how the performance sounded. Audio from that event surfaced almost a year ago on -- where else?
NEWS
By Paul McCardell, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
If it had kept raining in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, would it have changed history? Several books and articles have pondered this question. President John F Kennedy greeted a crowd on a misty morning rain in Fort Worth at 8:45 a.m. central standard time. The weather in Dallas had been rainy, but the sun came out before the president's plane had landed. The plexiglass "bubble" top had been removed from the car. The Secret Service knew the president preferred not to use the bubble, unless it was inclement weather, according to media reports.
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Dan Rodricks | November 20, 2013
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy came up one day several years ago, in a jarring way, and at a moment when I least expected it. I was fishing with Bill Burton and Calvert Bregel, two of my older, wiser friends. We were knee-deep in the Gunpowder River, in northern Baltimore County. "You know what?" Calvert said, looking downstream and squinting, as if to dislodge a memory. "I haven't been here in a long time, but I think there used to be a nice covered bridge over this river.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows Point, with another filing in to take its place. It was cool and cloudy in Baltimore on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., by radio, television or frantic word of mouth, the news from Dallas made its way here: President John F. Kennedy had been shot.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
Seeing footage of CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, his voice catching as he announces President John F. Kennedy's death, sends a chill through Diane Scharper, a poet and author who teaches writing at Towson University. "Even now, it brings tears to your eyes," said Scharper, who was a student at the College of Notre Dame when Kennedy was shot in November 1963. She and her advisor, Sister Kathleen Marie Engers, had been in a workroom just off a small theater on campus when they learned the news.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows Point, with another filing in to take its place. It was cool and cloudy in Baltimore on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., by radio, television or frantic word of mouth, the news from Dallas made its way here: President John F. Kennedy had been shot.
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